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Professional Development Conference

The annual conference is a vehicle for highlighting best practices as stated by key leaders from corporate America. The event will include: a continental breakfast, opening session, panel presenters on various business and employment-related topics, buffet lunch, and a keynote speaker.

Conference Registration Form (pdf)

Conference Flyer (pdf)

Topics for the 2017 Student Professional Development Conference

The 11th Annual Student Professional Development Conference will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 as part of Professional Opportunities Week. The theme of this year’s conference is: Strategies for Working Well With Others. The keynote speaker is Dr. Timothy Clare, DC, CCSP-Founder of ProHealth and Wellness Chiropractic, Charlotte, NC. Students may choose to register and attend any of the following workshops and activities:

Registration and Opening Session: 8:30-9:00

Continental Breakfast (MacFeat)

Track I: Live In-Person (Vivian M. Carroll Hall-Whitton Auditorium)

9:00-9:50       Getting Along Well with Co-Workers- Skills for "Every" Entry Level Employee

10:00-10:50   Building Respectful Reltionships with Supervisors- "Why it Matters"

11:00-11:50  Cultivating Customer Relationships- The Value of Customer Satisfaction

Track II: Webinar (Online Only)

9:00-9:50   An Open Dialogue About Co-Worker Interpersonal Relationships

10:00-10:50  Supervisor or Direct Report- Having Relationships That Lead to Career Success

11:00-11:50 Strategies for Cultivating a Trusting Relationship with Your Customer

Luncheon   12:00 DiGiorgio Campus Center-Richardson Ballroom

"The Art of Building Relationships"

Keynote Speaker- Dr. Timothy Clare, DC, CCSP-Founder of ProHealth and Wellness Chiropractic, Charlotte, NC

Advance REGISTRATION required.  There is a $5.00 fee for the luncheon which can be paid in person to Dr. Burgess-Wilkerson, Thurmond 427 or to Terese Green-Thomas, Thurmond 200 .  We look forward to your support and participation. Business attire is required. For questions feel free to contact: Dr. Burgess-Wilkerson at (803)323-2690 or  












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